May 11, 1915 ~ December 27, 2003
Frank J. Chantala, 88, passed away December 27, 2003, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by his children, David F. Chantala, Denver; Richard G. Chantala, Salinas, Calif.; Marijane Spear, Norma Kay (Ronald) Perko, Patricia J. McKinney, all of Pueblo; Sharon Riggs, Denver; Diane Kim (David) Chantala-Taft, Cary, North Carolina; half-brother, Louis J. Chantala. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, Troy Chantala, Pueblo; Tracie (Geoff) Siebenneicher, Pueblo; Tammie (Bret) Matthews, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Elizabeth Chantala, Denver; Michael Perko, Pueblo; Kevin (Elizabeth) Perko, Pueblo; Kelly (Russ) Leffler, Denver; Geoffrey (JoAnna) McKinney, Pueblo; Deborah Riggs, Denver; Tiffany Riggs, Denver; and Douglas (Elizabeth) Riggs, Denver; 18 great-grandchildren and ex-wife, Arnette Chantala. Preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Helen Marie Chantala in 1971; parents, Frank & Frances Mesner Chantala; sisters, Mary Brubnjak and Frances Tezak; step-mother, Frances M. Chantala; and son-in-law, Gene Spear. Frank was born on May 11, 1915, in Pueblo and was a lifetime Pueblo resident. He was an accomplished musician and accordionist. Frank was a well known cattle buyer and stockman, as well as a professional cabinet builder and co-owned Marco's Tavern for 30 years until May of 2003. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, in the Mountain View Chapel Mausoleum, with Deacon Philip Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.